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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

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  Thread: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary
Post: RE: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary

And yet, most controversial issues are controversial because people don't pay attention to basic science.
AWOL School Talk 58 16,938 06-04-2012, 04:21 PM
  Thread: I care more about whether Jamie Lanister gets the throne
Post: RE: I care more about whether Jamie Lanister gets ...

Tyrion for king.
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 9 2,931 06-03-2012, 12:29 PM
  Thread: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary
Post: RE: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary

How about this, people should have a fairly advanced understanding of maths and science in comparison to what they have now, if not to just make the commoners shut the fuck up about science KILLING US...
AWOL School Talk 58 16,938 06-02-2012, 07:20 PM
  Thread: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and jailed for truancy
Post: RE: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and ja...

Fucking. Moriarty.
AWOL News 26 12,363 06-01-2012, 12:47 AM
  Thread: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and jailed for truancy
Post: RE: Exhausted honour student shown no mercy and ja...

Did anyone else catch how evil the judge's name is?
AWOL News 26 12,363 06-01-2012, 12:39 AM
  Thread: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary
Post: RE: Teacher Finally Admits Math isn't necessary

"Maths helps science and engineering, you know those things that are essentially the only two large driving forces of change between now and a hundred years ago?" "HURR MYY TEECHER ADMITED MAFZ IZ ST0...
AWOL School Talk 58 16,938 05-31-2012, 10:32 PM
  Thread: Movie "The Avengers" raises controversy about adopted children
Post: RE: Movie "The Avengers" raises controversy about ...

Faby: It's a mythology, it's expanded upon, interpreted and evolves. Marvel Norse mythology is very different. He is Thor's adopted brother. As it stands, holy fuck. Come on. I had a good laugh at "A...
AWOL News 14 8,959 05-31-2012, 10:21 PM
  Thread: Drugs are bad, mkay
Post: RE: Drugs are bad, mkay

They lie about drugs. Humans are naturally curious. Kids find out about this. All information that they have obtained concerning drugs from the educational system becomes untrustworthy. Stick to pres...
AWOL School Talk 43 9,659 05-11-2012, 03:32 PM
  Thread: Assassin's Creed 3 Gameplay Trailer
Post: RE: Assassin's Creed 3 Gameplay Trailer

The voice actor is a bit... Eh. But otherwise, pretty good. Worth checking out.
AWOL Games 9 4,436 05-11-2012, 03:29 PM
  Thread: Pirates Beware: DVD Anti-Piracy Warning Now Twice as Fierce
Post: RE: Pirates Beware: DVD Anti-Piracy Warning Now Tw...

I edit those messages out of my DVDs...
AWOL News 31 12,887 05-11-2012, 07:49 AM
  Thread: Virginia High School Teacher, Arrested For Lining Up Students, Firing Blank Gun Shots
Post: RE: Virginia High School Teacher, Arrested For Lin...

Haha, awesome. And HoS, yes. They shouldn't have been blanks.
AWOL News 15 6,583 05-03-2012, 11:38 PM
  Thread: why does the left have such good music
Post: RE: why does the left have such good music

"devil music like most metal bands" Jesus fucking Christ, for anti-schoolers you people have some serious lacking of musical education.
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 22 7,488 05-03-2012, 11:35 PM
  Thread: Homosexual "marriage" is not a natural right
Post: RE: Homosexual "marriage" is not a natural right

Rights don't exist. You do not have rights. They are arbitrary. Marriage is also arbitrary. Two consenting, sane and knowledgeable people want to shack up with a ring? Fuck it, why not?
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 30 8,100 05-03-2012, 11:13 PM
  Thread: My favorite scientists.
Post: RE: My favorite scientists.

Neil deGrasse Tyson. Richard Feynman. Quote:I don't get the appeal of Richard Dawkins. He hasn't contributed anything in his field in over 20 years. He's too busy writing books on atheism and making ...
AWOL General Talk 20 3,832 04-07-2012, 11:40 AM
  Thread: Sexist jokes!
Post: RE: Sexist jokes!

So a woman walks into a bar... I forget how the rest of the joke goes, but the punchline is she dies.
AWOL Funny Stuff 9 5,576 04-07-2012, 11:30 AM
  Thread: Harry Potter Nitpicking Thread
Post: RE: Harry Potter Nitpicking Thread

It was just five in that room, if I recall. Also, they should have made his glasses a portkey.
AWOL Movies/TV/Videos/Books 41 18,436 12-29-2011, 12:32 AM
  Thread: Santa Claus is bullshit.
Post: RE: Santa Claus is bullshit.

No, there is. Build some level of trust, and keep them away from any superstitious bullshit. When you find out someone lied it brings some level of doubt to everything they say. For a reasonable pare...
AWOL General Talk 10 8,442 12-27-2011, 10:06 PM
  Thread: Ponies
Post: RE: Ponies

It's fun to watch. It has injokes for adults and teenagers, especially in the later episodes. It's interactive with both of it's fanbases. It's something you can enjoy with younger family members beca...
AWOL General Talk 173 46,618 12-27-2011, 09:55 PM
  Thread: Sex age limit
Post: RE: Sex age limit

If you're screwing a minor in Australia you've got four years worth of leeway. Personally, if you understand sex and it's connotations you should be allowed to fuck anyone who understands the same and...
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 33 8,956 12-19-2011, 12:13 AM
  Thread: Dexter
Post: RE: Dexter

New episode later today, aw yeah.
AWOL Movies/TV/Videos/Books 7 2,278 12-19-2011, 12:12 AM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: RE: What are some of your most controversial opini...

Can somebody split this shit?
AWOL Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 282,326 12-13-2011, 03:19 PM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: RE: What are some of your most controversial opini...

Wow gore, that was just straight up retarded...
AWOL Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 282,326 12-13-2011, 02:31 AM
  Thread: Another Virgina Tech Shooting.
Post: RE: Another Virgina Tech Shooting.

2 people died... Wow. That's definitely. News. I guess. The only reason this got reported was because it was VTech.
AWOL General Talk 18 4,282 12-09-2011, 11:09 AM
  Thread: Your Take On The "Occupy...." Protest
Post: RE: Your Take On The "Occupy...." Protest

First off the bat, they check for it. It's net income. Secondly, don't get loans, period.
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 19 4,636 12-09-2011, 06:55 AM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: RE: What are some of your most controversial opini...

Faroven, if you're in the US at least, you're allowed to have sex... Just not with anyone above 18.
AWOL Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 282,326 12-09-2011, 06:53 AM
  Thread: A bucket of fucks, I need to sleep cause I got to...
Post: RE: A bucket of fucks, I need to sleep cause I got...

You said "Fuck you bitches hatin' on my swag". You have a characteristic lack of swag.
AWOL General Talk 9 2,684 12-08-2011, 04:57 PM
  Thread: Your Take On The "Occupy...." Protest
Post: RE: Your Take On The "Occupy...." Protest

Yeah, see, I live in Australia. We don't spend half our fucking budget on our military.
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 19 4,636 12-08-2011, 04:56 PM
  Thread: Trolling my chemistry teacher ^_^
Post: RE: Trolling my chemistry teacher ^_^

(12-08-2011 07:55 AM)Spiritus_Raptor Wrote:  Sharpie, this is a dumb question, but are you in 8th grade? This. Terrible troll is terrible. At most it annoys him a little bit, he doesn't bothe...
AWOL School Talk 14 7,141 12-08-2011, 02:54 PM
  Thread: Your view on "cursing".
Post: RE: Your view on "cursing".

Words and words. They have meanings. Unless it's used against you personally, if you take offense to them you should be sent to one of the many wondrous places that have capital punishment.
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 20 6,830 12-08-2011, 02:53 PM
  Thread: 13-year old burps in class, goes to a juvenile detention center
Post: RE: 13-year old burps in class, goes to a juvenile...

Teacher should be fired and not allowed to work in education, police officers should be given a month unpaid suspension.
AWOL Youth Rights 17 6,566 12-08-2011, 02:52 PM
  Thread: Is it ethically right to make yourself better with drugs?
Post: RE: Is it ethically right to make yourself better ...

Better question. "Is it ethically wrong to use enhancement drugs" Because it's definitely not ethically right to take them, not taking them is fine. It might be ethically wrong though, depending on w...
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 18 4,059 12-08-2011, 02:49 PM
  Thread: Your Take On The "Occupy...." Protest
Post: RE: Your Take On The "Occupy...." Protest

Economic redistribution is a good thing, particularly at this point in time. Occupiers are fucktards. Down here in Australia you pay a considerable percentage more of your yearly income to taxes if yo...
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 19 4,636 12-08-2011, 02:46 PM
  Thread: Feds giving takedown notices to YouTube for "government criticism"
Post: RE: Feds giving takedown notices to YouTube for "g...

(12-08-2011 12:57 PM)Efs Wrote:  The internet is and never was free. EDIT: Unless your servers are in Easter Europe. Someone wasn't online in the 90s... Anyway, they can't take YouTube down. T...
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 8 2,671 12-08-2011, 02:42 PM
  Thread: Is it right to punish a person for a crime they can't even remember?
Post: RE: Is it right to punish a person for a crime the...

Punishment is spiteful and childish. The fact that a large part of of society is subjected to legal punishment is ridiculous. Compensation, rehabilitation. They actually work. Punishment does nothing ...
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 56 13,684 12-08-2011, 02:39 PM
  Thread: Sex disgusts me
Post: RE: Sex disgusts me

Everything is objectively nasty. The aesthetics are all wrong and the noises and smells are that of death itself. Most people associate these sights and sounds with hormones and pheromones, which ar...
AWOL General Talk 41 16,168 12-07-2011, 04:09 PM
  Thread: What are some of your most controversial opinions?
Post: RE: What are some of your most controversial opini...

The Occupy crowd largely consists of a bunch of whiny 20-somethings who got useless degrees like Art and Women's Studies who are somehow confused that they can't land a job, as well as some socialists...
AWOL Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 999 282,326 12-06-2011, 08:53 PM
  Thread: A father's rights before the baby is born.
Post: RE: A father's rights before the baby is born.

If either person wants an abortion, it should happen. End of story.
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 71 32,217 12-04-2011, 10:22 PM
  Thread: I'm going to hell
Post: RE: I'm going to hell

"I'm an atheist and you're a moron, go kill yourself".
AWOL General Talk 17 3,128 12-01-2011, 02:14 PM
  Thread: Somewhat Important: Recommend me books
Post: RE: Somewhat Important: Recommend me books

Don't read the sequels to The Hunger Games. They're shit. Book of Lies, but don't read the sequels. The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel.
AWOL General Talk 4 1,423 11-29-2011, 06:26 PM
  Thread: Stop Online Piracy Act -- Here we go again.
Post: RE: Stop Online Piracy Act -- Here we go again.

German descent. And people call my family Jewish. Kinda funny.
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 47 15,359 11-29-2011, 06:25 PM
  Thread: Somewhat Important: Recommend me books
Post: RE: Somewhat Important: Recommend me books

1. I found this through new posts, I would have seen it anyway 2. Well, lessee. Inheritance cycle, anything by Terry Pratchett, the Gone series... I'd be able to think of more if I were near my booksh...
AWOL General Talk 4 1,423 11-29-2011, 04:02 PM
  Thread: How Teenage Rebellion Has Become a Mental Illness
Post: RE: How Teenage Rebellion Has Become a Mental Illn...

People are still bitching about this? *sigh* ADD, ADHD, ODD and the like are all very real. They are overdiagnosed. Psychiatry is a brilliant, necessary field of research. Psychiatrists are a bunch o...
AWOL Youth Rights 61 23,954 11-29-2011, 04:00 PM
  Thread: Scariest video game ever
Post: RE: Scariest video game ever

Silent Hill 2. The original Half-Life if you play with the right mindset. If you haven't played it yet, Minecraft starts off pretty scary.
AWOL Games 22 6,605 11-29-2011, 03:56 PM
  Thread: Canceled TV Shows Thread
Post: RE: Canceled TV Shows Thread

Ctrl+F firefly. 0 of 0 You guys are terrible, terrible people.
AWOL Movies/TV/Videos/Books 26 9,577 11-29-2011, 02:08 PM
  Thread: Post naughty jokes thread.
Post: RE: Post naughty jokes thread.

Two paedophiles are sitting on a park bench. A scantily dressed 10 year old walks past. The first paedophile says to the second "Hey, check out the arse on that one" The second paedophile replies "Eh,...
AWOL General Talk 7 2,336 11-28-2011, 07:42 PM
  Thread: When showering, does anybody else
Post: RE: When showering, does anybody else

You don't use hair removal cream? Weirdo.
AWOL General Talk 21 6,222 11-28-2011, 01:36 AM
  Thread: Pet peeves about school!
Post: RE: Pet peeves about school!

Private schools suck. Don't listen to their lies. The bullying is worse, the education has no real world value and the teachers are even more stuck up. Internet Explorer on all computers I definitely...
AWOL School Talk 24 5,782 11-27-2011, 02:15 PM
  Thread: General Skyrim thread
Post: RE: General Skyrim thread

It's a fantastic distributor. Some games are better with mods, and being on Steam makes that somewhat more annoying. But hey, it's not Origin.
AWOL Games 317 145,384 11-27-2011, 02:13 PM
  Thread: Stop Online Piracy Act -- Here we go again.
Post: RE: Stop Online Piracy Act -- Here we go again.

Actually, it lasted two months. And they weren't identical at all.
AWOL Philosophy, Politics & History 47 15,359 11-27-2011, 02:12 PM
  Thread: Typical Movie Cliches'
Post: RE: Typical Movie Cliches'

This character is of an alternate sexuality. Instant character development, free of charge! And free of depth!
AWOL Movies/TV/Videos/Books 23 7,629 11-27-2011, 02:44 AM

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